Lost - "The End" 5/23 series finale (spoilers)

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  1. cmontyburns

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    Probably no point in debating the merits of the finale again. I haven't seen it since it aired, but I remember thinking it worked, at least on a slightly-reduced expectations basis given the last season-plus of the show. I get that some people didn't like it -- creative arts almost by definition won't appeal to everyone -- but the vitriol then and now really confounds me. Nothing that happened (or didn't) in the finale undoes the "investment" people made in watching the show and the very real pleasure those people (including me) got out of the journey. I certainly didn't agree with all the creative choices the show made as it moved into and through its end game, but I loved the audacity of the whole enterprise and am grateful they attempted it.
     
  2. DancnDude

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    I think I was more disappointed that they knew how many episodes they had, and still left out most of the answers to the supernatural questions they posed earlier in the series. Overall I loved the show. Just wished we got more explained. I wasn't really upset by the ending. Actually I still hope they'd consider a spinoff continuing the series with Hurley. He isn't in anything right now is he?
     
  3. Peter000

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    Hawaii 5-0.
     
  4. DancnDude

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    Ah, I don't watch that one. I knew he was in that Alcatraz series that didn't last long. Also Michael Emerson would need to be available as well...
     
  5. Steveknj

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    I loved the series until the last season. I don't think the finale was particularly bad in context, but it's that context that annoys me.
     
  6. smak

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    People guessed wrongly that the island was purgatory the whole time, but then were confused when at the end of the show they were in purgatory (or wherever).

    The creators said that after the hydrogen bomb at the end of season 5, that only season 6 they were in purgatory, but it was too confusing. And still people thought the entire show was in purgatory, and people really don't like a whole show to have not really happened, or they weren't really alive...

    If this was something they had decided from the beginning, they should have changed it. And if this is something they decided at the end, it was a mistake.

    I think Lost was one of those shows that did get better when they had a fixed ending, and knew how many episodes they had left well in advance, but they kinda messed up the ending.

    -smak-
     
  7. Steveknj

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    That wasn't MY issue. My issue was that were on the island doing whatever they were doing, great story, and then right before the last season, we discover that Jacob and the Man in Black essentially were the whole thing and whatever else we were watching for ALL those seasons didn't matter. it felt like it was all a waste of time.
     
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  8. Peter000

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    Finale SUCKED.


    :D
     
  9. mrizzo80

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    I don't recall specifics, but ABC contributed to this on the night of the series finale. They aired some footage (from the pilot, I think) right after the finale that showed the wreckage on an otherwise empty beach (no people), and people took that to mean "they were dead all along."
     
  10. jlb

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    That we are all still talking about it says something, right?

    I totally enjoyed the finale.
     
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  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    But that finalé totally cheated! How could you possibly enjoy that?

    Oh, wait, Patriots fan. never mind.



    :D
     
  12. jlb

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    I should also say I am amidst a rewatch right now and in conjunction with that, listening to two podcasts that are essentially rewatch podcasts. First one is "The Hatch". And the other is The Lost Boys. Lost boys is interesting. One person has watched a zillion times and one is watching for the first time. In this podcast, the hosts are Jacob (Stol) the rewatcher and the new watcher is Jack J. Shepard. Cool. Anyways, I am finding them both fun to listen to in a rewatch scenario.

    I do miss, though, Jorge Garcia's Geronimo Jack's Beard podcast.
     
  13. jlb

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    What can I do. :)
     
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  14. astrohip

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    Only that there's some idiot who keeps bumping this thread every year.o_O
     
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  15. jlb

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    I wish I had remembered you were in Minneapolis. I was there for work a couple of months ago staying downtown and we could have had a TCF meetup!
     
  16. jlb

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    Who could that be?!? ;)
     
  17. jlb

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    For the sake of argument and fun.....I would be interested in hearing people respond to:

    1) do you consider yourself a person more of science or faith?
    2) did you enjoy the finale?

    I feel like you would see a correlation there.... F/Y or S/N
     
  18. Steveknj

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    But I will preface the second by saying, in the context of the final season, I thought the finale was fine. It stuck with the theme of that season. If you are taking it out THAT context and into the whole story, there's every season but the last that told one story and then there's the last season that told a completely different one. In that context, I hated the finale, and the whole last season. And to confuse things....if you took the last season, as a series on it's on, it wasn't bad. It just made the previous seasons meaningless.
     
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  19. jlb

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    That is more detail than I expected. LOL!

    I am definitely in the Faith/Yes camp. But I look at it this way. For several seasons, I was caught up in over analyzing things and doing things like putting "Ethan Rom" and "Hoffs Drawlar" into an anagram server. Once I let that go and just let each episode, and the story telling vehicle wash over me, I enjoyed things even more. In THAT particular type of context, it made it easier for me to enjoy the finale. For me the entire package, the general story, the actors, the music (OMG Michael G is amazing), the sadness of certain arcs, Vincent/Jack in S1E1 and Vincent/Jack in the finale, etc.....it all together made it the best show ever for me. Yes, I can nitpick the finale in ways too, but it doesn't change my overall love for the show.
     
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  20. jlb

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    You did it. You got me to change my avatar! ;)
     
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